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Montevideo, November 12th 2018 - 20:06 UTC

Tag: Bolivarian Armed Forces, FANB

  • Saturday, May 26th 2018 - 18:23 UTC

    'Storms' and arrests among Venezuelan Armed Forces; more tortures and political prisoners

    President Maduro ordered the military high command that the Armed Forces must sign a document of “loyalty” to the regime.

    After the presidential election in Venezuela on May 20, in which President Nicolás Maduro was re-elected, a wave of arrests has been reported among Venezuelan military in several parts of the country. As well as releases and new arrests of civilians and soldiers for political reasons.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 16:31 UTC

    Venezuelan police radio recording reveals that Oscar Pérez would have surrendered before dying

    The audio reveals that the rebel pilot and his group negotiated their surrender with the Commander in charge of the capture. However, 3 hours later were all dead.

    In audio filtered to Univisión (1), the radio transmission among the Venezuelan police forces that participated on the morning of January 15 in the capture operation against a revolt pilot Óscar Pérez and six of his companions carried out outside of Caracas is revealed. In the revealed material, the commander of the operation, Major of the National Guard Rafael Bastardo confirms his surrender.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 20:35 UTC

    VIDEOS - Clashes between protesters and officials in Venezuela

    The clashes continued during the afternoon between the Bolivarian National Guard and hooded demonstrators. Photo: Vanessa Tarantino

    Security officials are dispersing with pellets and tear gas opposition concentration in front of the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, after the opposition convened a peaceful demonstration in protest against the government. So far at least 3 people have been injured by pellets in the confrontation. The protesters were refuging at the University and erected barricades in the street, facing with stones and molotovs the officials while they shoot and throw tear gas bombs inside the university headquarters, according to ReporteYA

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 19:56 UTC

    “Operación Genesis” calls to rebellion of military and police forces

    ”God and Christ gave us the victory. Lets go to the streets to take our freedom” says the rebel in today's message to Venezuela.

    “Venezuela: God and Christ gave us the victory. Lets go to the streets to take our freedom” says Oscar Pérez, an ex-inspector of the CICPC, the national police force in a new video diffused by himself with a group of rebellious officials. In the video he calls on the population and the national security agencies to join them in the fight and rebel against the regime of Nicolás Maduro.

  • Sunday, December 24th 2017 - 09:39 UTC

    Venezuela: some political prisoners in freedom

    Leopoldo López, former mayor of the Caracas municipality of Chacao, has been imprisoned since 2014. He was accused for participating and promoting mass protests against the regime. Photo: Reuters

    The National Constituent Assembly (ANC in Spanish) recommended to the Public Prosecutor and the Judicial Branch to release more than 80 political prisoners. At the moment, 13 of them have been released with precautionary measures.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 18:50 UTC

    Óscar Pérez successfully attacks Maduro's Bolivarian Guard

    “God and Jesus Christ gave us victory, Operation Genesis, an impeccable tactical operation where we continue to recover the weapons of the people and for the people..... ,” Pérez tweeted on Tuesday. P

    A video of the military operation and statements from the rogue officer are released through social media as the alleged resistance claims a small victory in what was dubbed “Operation Genesis.”

  • Thursday, September 27th 2012 - 18:11 UTC

    Venezuela armed forces say they will respect “the decision of the people”

    Barrientos said that 139.000 troops will be deployed on Election Day

    Venezuela’s Bolivarian Armed Forces, FANB, said they are committed to respect “the decision of the people” in the coming presidential election of 7 October but at the same time demanded respect for the institution.